Mac Cosmetics “Fruity Juicy” Pearlmatte Face Powder Review

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Hello hello lovies! Welcome to the blog today, I am pre writing blogs, but I am writing this, and dreaming of where I will be in a few days, yep, I will be laying poolside in Las Vegas, I am so excited to be going again so soon, yeah for pool, and Vegas time. It’s only been a month since I was there, but it is calling my name again, so I am pre posting because as this is posted I will be at the pool on Monday morning, yeah! It’s okay really, you can be jealous!! This is the perfect blog post for the moment that’s for sure, but honestly I am not bringing it, I am to scared of it getting broken!! LOL, for real though! Anyone who knows me, knows I will always be a beach girl, I was raised in Florida, now living in Oregon, yep, opposite coast, still a beach girl, always will be. I have always loved hibiscus flowers, have a tattoo on my foot, because I am that in love with them!! I grew up with hibiscus flower bushes in my front, and back yard. I am so excited to see them by the pool at the belliagio, we always stay there, and there is hibiscus bushes by the pool, I am really hoping that they are blooming right now!! Anyways yes, I truly love them, so when I saw sneak peeks, I freaked out, I mean this was MADE for me. I actually a few years ago, bought on eBay the “surf baby” collection highlighter/blush that was brand new in the box, and I was so lucky to have it, as I am definitely a mac collector, I still haven’t ever used it lol, with that collection the gold hibiscus flower is just a spray over sadly, so I haven’t wanted to use it. This powder however, is not a spray over, it’s actually indented product of different colors in the compact, which is awesome! I love the packaging on this as well, it’s so tropical, bright, and beautiful, I also love the shiny black as well, although, I do feel like they could’ve done better, like have bright coral, or pink packaging, but that’s okay, I still love it. This powder is a pearlmatte finish, and is the perfect combination when swirled together, my darn ocd makes it very hard for me to mess up the beautiful hibiscus flower design, so the photo below of the swatch isn’t mine, just to let you know. There are many other products to the collection as well, this was just the only thing that I HAD to have, so it was the only piece from the collection that I purchased from Nordstrom. It retails at $33, which is typical of a normal mac cosmetics facial powder. The pan size is large, and it will last for a long time. The collection is called fruity juicy collection, most of the collection is still available online, and in stores, but it is selling out quickly, so I would act quickly if you want anything! It’s such a fun collection, I am so glad that I have this face powder full of hibiscus flowers in my makeup collection! Thanks for reading, were you able to purchase anything from this collection? 

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What it is: A limited-edition face powder featuring a flirty floral pattern and special packaging with a tropical fruit and floral print.

What it does: A combination of pearlized and satin shades features a rich texture and gives skin a velvety finish. It can be used as a blush and highlighter and is also suitable for use around the eye area.

Swatch:

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Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water- Resistant Lip Topcoat “White Lie” Review

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Hello lovies! Happy Saturday, I have been wanting to switch up my posting days, since I don’t really have a strict schedule, I would love to know your thoughts on this, and what you think, I won’t be changing the time that I post them, because I feel like 8 AM PST is a good time for everyone, but who knows, please let me know what you all think, I would appreciate some constructive feedback. Thank you! Okay, let’s get right to the blog post today. As you can already guess, this has been sitting on my “to do” list for a while now. I actually bought it right when it launched. I was super excited about it, because as a lot of you know, I am seriously obsessed with anything translucent, iridescent, shiny, opal like, oh you know, all the pretty things, lol! I thought this was such a cool product, new, innovative, and I had to have it! I at least had to have 1 of the 12 shades, and this shade was the only one that I wanted, funny, I would like a few more, but I knew this one was for me. It is absolutely beautiful!! I mean, just for the glitter alone, the colors, and the effect that it provides is so worth it! The lip topcoats retail for $18, and are available where Urban Decay is sold. I purchased mine at Macy’s! I think the retail price is pretty reasonable for the amount of product you get. I feel like because this is a top coat, that it will last for a long time, because with this product, you don’t need much, and a little goes a long way! By applying this top coat, it completely transforms any lip color, or lipstick, and makes it look totally different, I really think it’s such a fun, and innovative new product! I have seen topcoats before, but this is definitely more glittery, and really changes the look! This is perfect for a night out, from going from a day to night look, and just so fun! IT is shade shifting, and gives a duo chrome effect on the lips, without being over drying, it dries down, and melts perfectly into the lip color that it coats. I do have a complaint though, I don’t like the applicator brush, it makes the product clump together, and get chunky, which does goes away once it is applied to the lips, but it could’ve been more thought out, and designed better, I do however love the packaging, and the product is great, I know other’s haven’t enjoyed it, but I do like it, and think it does exactly what it was intended to do, which is transform your lips, and give a completely different look to them, while maintaining moisture, and smoothness. I think you should give it a try, I think you will love it as much as I do! I always love Urban Decay products, and some of them are my absolute favorite!! Thank you for reading! 

What it is:
A top coat that transforms any lip color for a completely customized look.

What it does:
Go from all-business to a party look in one swipe with Urban Decay’s Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat. It transforms any lip color from beautiful to beyond. Apply this shade-shifting topcoat over cream, metallized and matte shades of UD’s Vice Lipstick or any Vice Liquid Lipstick to create a completely customized look.

Instantly morph your favorite colors and make it look like you spent hours crafting an Instagram-worthy lip look—or wear these shades alone. Available in shimmer, glitter, and metallic finishes, Urban Decay’s innovative, comfortable, gel-cream formula dries down quickly for long-lasting wear that never feels sticky. Vice Special Effects not only lasts, but also creates a water-resistant barrier that seals in the color underneath and prevents it from moving around on your lips.

Vice Special Effects comes in a clear tube (so you can see the shade inside) with gold accents. To set it apart from Vice Liquid Lipstick, Urban Decay gave it an iridescent white cap. The flexible brush applicator helps the formula glide on smoothly, without messing up any lipstick underneath. Marine Filling Spheres™, rich in marine collagen, deliver moisturizing and skin-smoothing properties.

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Algenist REVEAL Concentrated Luminizing Drops Review in the color **rosé**

Algenist REVEAL Concentrated Luminizing Drops rosé review, hello there lovies, let’s jump right into today’s blog post!! Let me tell you, it’s a pretty one, and the pigment is incredible as well, so so beautiful!! So, I am first going to say, that I got these at a discount, thankfully, I paid $14.99 for this, it is full size, and was brand new in the box! I found it at Marshall’s! I have found TONS of the Algenist line at Marshall’s, and TJmaxx in the last month or so, amazing deals, literally half the price of retail, I have picked up a few of the makeup products, this being one of them, and have really been loving them so far, so I thought I would do a review for this one, since it’s my favorite, and SO beautiful! My Marshall’s only had 1 of these, so I had to grab it! I was excited, because I have a sample size of this, and have tried it, and knew it was an awesome highlighter/ illuminizer! This comes in 3 different shades, the one that I was able to purchase is in the shade Rose, yes it’s gorgeous, and a must have in my opinion! It is so versatile, and is very light in formula, and I love putting just a little on the tops of my cheek bones, it gives the perfect amount of shine, and shimmer, but still remains light, not overpowering, without the chunky glitter look. Also, a little of this goes a long way, so this bottle will last for years I am sure! This is available at Sephora and retails for $38, but you can find them at TJMaxx, and Marshall’s right now, you just have to look! This is actually healthy, and good for your skin, check out the chart below! Buy it at Sephora.com here

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Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A multi-use featherweight drop formula which can be used alone for an enhanced highlighting effect or added to your favorite beauty products to impart a radiant glow.

Solutions for:
– Dullness and uneven skin tone
– Fine lines and wrinkles

If you want to know more…
This lightweight serum highlighter captures and diffuses light for a soft-focus, illuminated radiance. Algacorrecting Complex color corrects and targets uneven skin tone while ultra-fine, luminous pearls impart a subtle, radiant glow. It is available in three shades that highlight targeted areas with a gold, pink, or silver glow.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
These products are also formulated without synthetic dyes, GMOs, or triclosan. They are noncomedogenic, hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, and suitable for all skin types.

Shades:
Champagne: illuminating gold
Rosé: glowing pink
Pearl: highlighting silver

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Pixi by Petra Hello! 3-piece Beauty Kit Review

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Hello, hello my beautiful lovies!! I hope you are all having a great Monday, and an amazing start to your day!! Today’s blog is a pretty one, thank you for joining me, and checking out my review. I am reviewing this Pixi by Petra, we are just going to refer to it as Pixi from now on in the blog just to make it easier on myself, lol. I was excited that I received this as PR from Pixi, they are the best, and I love all of their amazing products!! I really love getting packages from them, and feel very lucky! They sent me this beautifully cute 3 piece beauty kit, it is available at Target, and online at Pixi by Petra. This kit retails for $22.00, this kit is available in 2 different options, and collections, today I am reviewing the hello! Rose beauty kit, and it is part of their new collection, which is perfect for Spring! The kit was sent with real mini rose petals, their PR packages are the best, they really make an effort for packaging, and presentation! Opening the packaging it smelt like roses, such a bonus! This kit is perfect for any rose lover, the colors in the kit are so pretty, and pink, yet delicate, and will suite many skin tones, because of the light colors. I literally haven’t found a product that I don’t love from Pixi, they are hands down my favorite drugstore (high end drugstore) brand, I have been using, and loving their products for years!! This little kit is perfect for someone who wants to try out their products, without spending to much, etc. My favorite thing in this kit is the lip gloss, it’s the most beautiful shade of pink, it’s not to bright, or overpowering, it’s the perfect nude mauve, not sticky on the lips, and has a good wear time, and smells sweet, and glides on the lips effortlessly. I love this lip gloss, I will be getting it in the full size! I also really love the blush duo, the pink is subtle, and easily blendable into the skin, the highlight side of the duo is the same, and perfect for highlighting under the brow bone, or the cheeks, I used it for both, and love the color, and touch of bling it provides! This 3 piece beauty kit is defintely worth a try, as I am sure you will find a favorite, and fall in love with Pixi by Petra! 

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Includes in the Hello! 3 piece beauty kit: $22

• Kit contains: Glow Booster in PinkPearl – sheer pearly pink, Beauty Blush Duo in Rose Gold – Sheer pink sheen white gold highlight, and LipLift Max in Sheer Rose

• This radiance enhancing lotion primes perfectly
• Sheer mineral-infused powder tops off any look, turning dullness into lush radiance
• Our bestselling lip plumping gloss finishes off this glow-getting look!
• Not tested on animals

How To-Apply:

• Step 1: Apply Glow Booster to the skin or add it to your base to create a beautiful sheen
• Step 2: Use blush to add colour to the apples of cheeks and the highlight to achieve a glowing finish from the Beauty Blush Duo
• Step 3: Wear the lip plumping gloss alone or over your favourite lip colour

Buy it at Target here

Thank you for reading, and a huge thank you to Pixi by Petra, for sending this to me as PR, all review, and opinions are my own, because I truly love this brand, and these products. Honest opinions, and reviews only 🙂

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Tarte Cosmetics Magic Collection *Now Available*

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Hello lovies!! OMG so this just happened today, I feel like I have been waiting forever for this collection to launch from Tarte Cosmetics, maybe it really wasn’t forever, but it sure felt like it, it must because I KNEW I had to have it all, this was right up my alley, and literally was calling my name, “Come and buy me Renee, it’s so magical, and it’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of” yep, that’s it, lol! How many of you all did this collection say the same to? I mean holographic, magical, glitter, glam, and beautiful all wrapped in a collection by one of my favorite beauty/makeup brands, yes please, can I get a hell yes? lol! So, the purpose of this post is to share photos, and links, so you can also get your hands on this collection! It just launched today on the Tarte Cosmetics website, and will be launching at Sephora (app only) on Friday March 17th, and Ulta I am not sure when, also I am not sure of when this collection will be launching in stores. I can keep this post updated though 🙂 Okay, this collection is absolutely stunning!! The entire collection is special limited edition so please if you want anything in this collection, don’t wait, as I am sure it will all sell out quickly. I mean, just the packaging alone, OMG, I literally screamed when I saw previews of this collection, I am a Tarte Cosmetics junkie, and own MANY of their products, including pretty much every large palette, and every blush, lol, no joke. I can’t get enough!! I am so excited to get my order, so I can review everything, and share with all of you! Let’s check out the magical pictures now, let’s get to it already! Have a wonderful day, and be magical!! P.S. I love unicorns, always have since I was a little girl, so when I say this collection speaks to me, um yes, hell yes it sure does!! 

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Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette Review

Hello lovies!! Welcome to the blog today! I hope you are all having a wonderful start to your day. I am literally sitting in Las Vegas at the Bellagio writing this blog. I have been so busy lately, and only was able to get 2 blogs up last week, so I wanted to start this week off fresh while I had a little bit of downtime today. I am here for work/vacation. I am a nanny for twins, and we go to vegas about every 6 months together, I am very lucky 🙂 It’s been a great trip so far, and I did a lot of shopping yesterday, and of course had to go to both, yes both sephora’s here in Las Vegas on the strip. OMG they were amazing, and one (the main one) was HUGE, I was in makeup heaven!!! These stores carry much higher brands then any of the sephora’s where I live, I pretty much wanted everything lol! Barely made it out of there ha ha! Anyways, I am enjoying my time here in Las Vegas so much, way better than the ice, and snow storm we are having back home, that’s for sure! I was so excited to swatch, and play with this beautiful palette in store, I have been looking forward to this one ever since I saw the first pictures! What a show stopper, it’s so beautiful, I love, and am obsessed with everything holographic as most of you may already know, so I knew this one had to be mine! I was so happy I was able to get it! In store I put it over my eyeshadow look, and it was seriously stunning, and lasted all day, walking around on the strip, so I have definitely tested the wear time, and it lasts!

Let’s check out this amazing palette by Kat Von D! That packaging though, omg the holographic is so pretty, I’m in love, seriously! I do want to mention that the packaging is white, and shiny, and can easily be wiped clean, but it will get very dirty I am sure. The second you dip your brush in, it makes a bit of a mess on the black surrounding the shadows, which is a bummer, but I guess that’s just how it is with black packaging. Now, let’s talk about the amount of product you get in each pan, the small amount is a bit disappointing, but because these are meant for eyeshadow toppers, and highlighters, it shouldn’t be an issue, or will you need to use a lot of product. The 4 colors are beautiful, and very iridescent, and gives a really cool effect! I definetly recommend this beautiful palette! You can purchase it exclusively at Sephora, and the Kat Von D website. 

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What it is:
An eye, lip, and face transformer palette with four holographic shades.

What it does:
Revamp your makeup looks with this innovative, Alchemist Palette, featuring four holographic shades. It’s perfect for achieving a spectrum of radiant, special effects by layering Alchemist over eye shadow and lipstick. Formulated with Double Dimension Technology, this first-of-its-kind formula is packed with 360° refractive pearls, dipped in a prismatic coating, to deliver twice the transforming power. Each of the four shades within the palette catches the light from every angle for a spectrum of luminizing special effects—perfect for customizing finishes and exploring your artistic expression.

The hybrid formula also doubles as a super-shimmery highlighter. Simply sweep product over prepped skin for otherworldly iridescence. Because the formula is packed with high-quality, pearlescent particles, a little goes a long way—even a subtle application imparts bold impact.

Inspired by the ancient science of Alchemy, the art of transforming natural materials into a precious elixir, this hybrid palette is part top coat and part transformer, so it’s perfect for layering and blending to experiment with different makeup effects.

This palette contains:
– 4 x 0.05 oz/ 1.53 g Holographic Shades in Emerald (green), Saphyre (blue), Amethyst (ultra-violet), Opal (pink)  

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Too Faced Funfetti 5 Piece Collection HSN Set

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Hello Lovies!! Happy Thursday! I hope you are all having a wonderful week, and feeling happy, and in the holiday spirit for the coming holiday this weekend! I can’t believe that Christmas is almost here, this month has flown by! I have learned so much, and have gained so much in the blogging community this month, I very much thank you all again for your support. The blogging 5 days a week has been work, but I have really enjoyed it, and my favorite part is knowing that my readers are loving the reviews, I love your feedback as well, as I am forever growing, and learning, please always leave a comment if you wish 🙂

Today I have a really exciting blog post for you. Let me introduce you to the Too Faced Funfetti 5- piece Collection exclusively from HSN! This set is absolutely stunning, and an excellent value, it will also make a great gift for any beauty lover, because it has it all in the set! Yes, I do realize I am a bit behind the ball on this, however, I have no idea why I didn’t purchase it when I first saw it come out. I was really wanting it ever since I saw the very first sneek peek pictures. I still didn’t get it, I have never ordered anything from HSN, and was a little weary, even though I had no reason to be lol, so I jumped on eBay, and low and behold I bought one (with free shipping) yeah! It was sealed brand new in the HSN box, just like if I were to order it directly from them, I was so happy to finally have this in my hands, and add it to my collection! This is the cutest set I have ever seen, seriously though, these are my perfect colors, and I am sucker for cute, fun packaging, and I am obsessed with Too Faced, who isn’t right? Anyways, I am so excited to start using it now, I had to take some pretty pictures first of course for you guys! I definitely think while it’s still available on both HSN, and eBay that you get it while you can! The colors are absolutely stunning! Love this set!! It’s available for $68 plus shipping on HSN, and I purchased it off eBay for $59 including shipping, WOOP, SCORE not that one! I was lucky, but I still see them listed for not much more than retail. The value of this set is $122, if you were to purchase all this separate. I also wanted to mention that you can also purchase the palette itself for $42, but for the extra money, and value, you should just purchase the entire set right? Such a great deal, you won’t be sorry! 

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A little about the Funfetti Set:

Too Faced Funfetti 5-piece Collection Life’s a party, so celebrate it with style! Get playful with 12 matte and shimmer eye shadows, then top it off with a long-wearing blush, moisturizing mascara and a pop of pretty lip gloss. Discover all the products you crave to make your look fun, flirtatious and eye-catching. What You Get
.36 oz. Funfetti Eye Shadow Palette
.21 oz. Love Flush Blush – Funfetti (brightening peachy pink shade)
.10 fl. oz. Funfetti Lip Gloss – Mocha Freeze (bronze)
.27 fl. oz. Better Than Sex Mascara – Black
Heart Flatbuki Brush
Palette Shades
Feelin’ Good – matte bone
Life’s A Party – silvered lilac
Sequin – sparkling orchid
Over-Served – matte mauve gray
Forever Young – matte peach
Party Crasher – medium cool brown
Funfetti – pink champagne
Girl Gang – gilded brown
Pop, Fizz, Clink! – matte cream
After Party – antique gold
You’re So Fancy – matte soft fawn
All Nighter – charcoal with gold sparkle

Funfetti Eye Shadow Palette:
12 matte and shimmer shadows
Signature pigment-rich formula

Love Flush Blush:
Buttery soft pigments bond with skin and take on a weightless suspended look
Rich, pigmented shade offers unabashedly bold color payoff
Long-wearing and lasts for up to 16 hours
Perfect for all skin tones

Funfetti Lip Gloss:
Pretty pop of color for all skin tones
Provides comfortable, non-stick wear

Better Than Sex Mascara:
Helps moisturize and thicken the appearance of lashes
Provides a deep, intense black
Provides smudge-proof, all-day wear
Helps lock curl in place
Powered by a film-forming polymer

Heart Flatbuki Brush:
Heart-shaped brush
Cruelty-free
Made with Teddy Bear Hair

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